Stabilized Counter-Drone System Installed on Armoured Ground Vehicle

SOMAG’s NSM 400 stabilization platform can compensate for vehicle movements in the roll and pitch axes in real time and precisely level the sensor system to enable the identification and classification of drones at a distance
 By Phoebe Grinter / 18 Mar 2022
NSM 400

SOMAG’s Nimble Stabilization Mount (NSM) 400 was presented as part of Elettronica Group’s Snow Leopard counter-drone system during NATO’s White Fox exercise and conference held in Sestiere, Italy in early March 2022.

The NSM 400 is designed to provide the best possible data acquisition and transmission in mobile land applications. The system can operate in motion and under extreme conditions by using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques combined with signal analysis and image processing. Based on the operational requirements and concept of operations, the counter-drone system uses electro-optical devices and RS Scanner/DF as the only detection sensors. 

SOMAG’s NSM 400 stabilization platform is designed to enhance the performance of sensors systems in mobile applications. It compensates for vehicle movements in the roll and pitch axes in real time, precisely leveling the sensor system to enable the identification and classification of drones at a distance to guarantee an adequate response time.

For the White Fox exercise, the NSM 400 was installed on a BV S7 vehicle of the Italian Army, but can also be installed on any other vehicle to provide protection for dismounted convoys and fixed targets. It is suitable for both commercial applications and demanding military missions. 

The NSM 400 is IP 67 compliant and ensures high image quality capturing while maneuvering over bumpy terrain. To achieve this performance, the NSM 400 features a peak torque of 250 Nm and stabilization accuracy of ≤0.4° rms. The Mount offers both a large stabilization range to compensate movements up to ≤±20° in roll and pitch and an unmatched stabilization accuracy without external IMU data. It is equipped with an Ethernet port to integrate it into an existing network.

NSM 400 Spec sheet
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